News Gigi Chao pictured with her father, Cecil

Property tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-tsung first offered £40 million after his daughter Gigi Chao entered into a civil partnership

The 39-acre Battersea Power Station site is Chelsea's first choice as the club explores a move away from Stamford Bridge after 107 years

Blues still hope to secure Battersea site

Chelsea have not yet given up on one day building a new stadium on the Battersea Power Station site despite the club yesterday losing out on the preferred bidder status to two Malaysian developers, SP Setia and Sime Darby.

The 39-acre Battersea Power Station site is Chelsea's first choice as the club explores a move away from Stamford Bridge after 107 years

Chelsea still hope they can secure Battersea Power Station site for new stadium

Malaysian developers are named preferred bidders for power station in a blow to club's stadium plans

Chelsea will preserve Battersea Power Station's iconic towers

Chelsea stadium blow as Battersea Power Station bid is lost

Chelsea have failed in their bid to build a new stadium at Battersea Power Station.

Somalia: Seamen beg for ransom to be paid

The families of merchant seamen held by Somali pirates for more than 18 months have said the hostages are being forced to call home with warnings they could suffer further abuses unless a $2.85m (£1.85m) ransom is paid.

Reigning world champion Ian Williams resumes winning form in Korea

Ian Walker holds lead in Volvo Ocean Race whilst Ian Williams takes command in Korea

Two British Ians had a good day at the helm with double Olympic medallist Walker holding the lead just 100 miles from the finish of leg seven of the Volvo round the world race and reigning world champion Williams leading the Korea match race championship as he started his 2012 defence.

Baroness Warsi insists she acted within the rules

Warsi asks sleaze watchdog to probe expenses claims

The Lords sleaze watchdog is investigating Baroness Warsi's expenses after she asked him to examine allegations she claimed for accommodation while staying rent-free at a friend's house.

Rank spins wheel to become top casino operator

Rank has confirmed its status as Britain's largest casino operator with the £205m acquisition of the casino arm of rival firm Gala Coral.

Lim Ah Yin,left, whose father was one of 24 Malaysian rubber plantation workers killed in 1948 and eyewitness Tham Yong, who died in 2010

Families fight for answers over 'massacre in Malaya'

It was a week after Lim Ah Yin had been driven away from Batang Kali with the sound of gunshots from British soldiers' rifles echoing around the village that she and her mother were allowed to retrieve her father's bullet-riddled corpse.

Alonso demands a faster Ferrari

Fernando Alonso says Ferrari must show progress at next weekend's Spanish Grand Prix.

Tear gas used as 25,000 rally for Malaysia reforms

Police unleashed tear gas and chemical-laced water today at thousands of demonstrators who staged one of Malaysia's largest street rallies in years, demanding fair rules for national elections expected soon.

The Garden of Evening Mists, By Tan Twan Eng

A rising star from Malaysia returns with an elegant and haunting novel of war, art and memory.

Malaysia calls off Nutcracker over claims of 'indecency'

The cancellation of shows by a Singaporean ballet troupe in Malaysia has caused a tempest in a tutu, with the government saying the dancers applied too late for a permit to perform, and a local group blaming cultural concern over "indecent" costumes.

Cruise ship repaired after fire

A cruise ship with reportedly 60 Britons on board which was drifting after a fire in the seas south of the Philippines has been repaired and is now sailing towards Malaysia.

Drifting cruise ship heading for port after fire

A cruise ship with reportedly up to 60 Britons on board was drifting in seas south of the Philippines today after a fire in one of the ship's engine rooms.

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Williams chairman Adam Parr unexpectedly leaves Formula One team

Williams chairman Adam Parr has resigned and will leave the Formula One outfit at the end of this week.

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